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Psychotic experiences: Everyone has them and so do you!

11:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way (Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Have you ever seen something move out of the corner of your eye, but there was nothing there? Convinced you heard the doorbell, but there’s no one at the door? Such brief ‘psychotic experiences’ are common and usually easy to dismiss. However, 1 in 4 people with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression also has psychotic experiences (including visual and voice hallucinations, suspiciousness and unusual thoughts), which can become more frequent and distressing to them.

TYPPEX is a 7-year research programme that aims to increase recovery rates among people with depression and anxiety that are attending NHS Talking Therapies services, by giving therapists specialist training in psychotic experiences and the role they play in mental health problems.

Join the TYPPEX team to learn more about the research, and have a go at some family-friendly games including the famous Einstein hollow mask illusion – and create your own optical illusions to baffle your brain! We will be delighted to see you there, and to answer all your questions!

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Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Family Weekend, Exhibition, Film
Timing: In person, Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Transcript, Closed Captions

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